Dengue fever continues to spread in Myanmar

As of last week, more than 16,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported along with 60 deaths nationwide. With an average of 200-250 new cases of this infection every day, the epidemic continues to spread.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.